Empire Sunderland

Limelight Entertainment Complex, 4 Lambton Street,
Sunderland, SR1 1TP

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Previously operated by: Empire Cinemas UK

Previous Names: Cineworld Cinema - Sunderland

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Empire Sunderland

Built on part of the site of Black’s Theatre Royal (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures), which had its entrance on Bedford Street. Opened as 12-screen Cineworld on 25th November 2004, has two sets of entrances, one on Lambton Street, the other on Bedford Street. It was purchased by Empire Cinemas UK in March 2006 and re-branded Empire.

Seating capacities in the screens range from 270, down to 101. Four of the screens have VIP Boxes which seat 8 to 12 persons. It was closed on 6th July 2023 due to Empire Cinemas UK entering into administration.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

skl1983 on March 20, 2023 at 5:53 pm

Concession remodel and refurbishment which consisted of the removal and replacement of the complete concession stands and the full redecoration and alteration of the entrance lobbies since opening as Cineworld.

FB on July 7, 2023 at 6:13 am

Now closed due to Empire entering administration as of yesterday.

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